Sept. 15, 2005

For more information on being prepared in the event of a disaster or emergency, take a look at these Web sites.

The Department of Homeland Security: Includes recommendations on how to put together a disaster kit and a family plan.

Federal Emergency Management Agency: Click to find multi-page in-depth guides on individual, family and community preparedness.

Office of Emergency Management, King County, Wash.: Find out if you're at a basic, better or best level of preparedness.

Red Cross: Recommendations on being prepared at home, school, work and in the community.

San Francisco, Office of Emergency Services: Tailored to help you survive an earthquake in the Bay Area.